What's New in Faculty Professional Learning

How Learning Works, by Ambrose et al.
Distilling the research literature and translating the scientific approach into language relevant to a college or university teacher, this book introduces seven general principles of how students learn.  The authors have drawn on research from a breadth of perspectives (cognitive, developmental, and social psychology; educational research; anthropology; demographics; organizational behavior) to identify a set of key principles underlying learning, from how effective organization enhances retrieval and use of information to what impacts motivation.  Integrating theory with real-classroom examples in practice, this book helps faculty to apply cognitive science advances to improve their own teaching. 

Best Practices Conferences

Assessment, Teaching and Learning Conference (ATL) April 29 - May 1, 2015
Hosted by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, this annual conference showcases effective methods, practices, and strategies.

NW eLearning Conference October 20-23, 2015 

Tenth annual Northwest eLearning Conference – two full days of sessions on eLearning including lightning round presentations, roundtable discussions, and an insightful keynote address (or two). The NW eLearning Conference is a unique, cost-effective opportunity for faculty, administrators, instructional designers, graduate students and technologists to come together to discuss best practices, collaborations, and ideas in integrating technology into learning.